Cultural Theory

Shapinskaya E.

Flier A.

Cultural History

Troshin A.

Applied Cultural Research

Urmina I.


Kornienko N.

Gacheva A.

Kreymer-Dementyeva L.

Small Encyclopaedia of Culturology

Okorokov A.

Pro memoria

Shemanov A.

Okorokov A.

Current Events

Svyatoslavski A.

Baksheev E.

UDC 008, 130.2
Flier A.
The Nature of Culture and the Patterns of Its Development
Abstract. The article presents the author’s view of culture as of a product of historical transformation of animals’ social behavior program, and also reviews some patterns of its historical development such as the interdependence between pace of social development and dynamics of cultural variability, between preservation of cultural identity and level of social control over an individual.

Key words: culture, behavior, cultural variability, cultural identity, social control

Flier Andrei Yakovlevich,
Doctor in Philosophy, Professor,
Principal Researcher of the Department 
for Strategies of Sociocultural Policy
and Modernisation Processes,
Russian Institute for Cultural Research (Moscow),
e-mail: andrey.flier@yandex.ru


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